Yellow Jacket Gold Prospect

Occurrence in Alaska, United States with commodities Gold, Silver

Geologic information

Identification information

Deposit ID 10002429
MRDS ID A013350
Record type Site
Current site name Yellow Jacket Gold Prospect

Geographic coordinates

Geographic coordinates: -133.30276, 57.59058 (WGS84)
Elevation 651
Relative position 1.3 MI. SE OF HEAD OF WINDHAM BAY
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Geographic areas

Country State
United States Alaska

Comments on the location information

  • USGS B 1525, FIGS. 26, 31, 41 LAND STATUS VALUE CALCULATED 6-94 USING GIS OVERLAY ANALYSIS WITH BLM 1:2,500,000 SCALE OWNERSHIP STATUS MAP (1991).

Commodities

Commodity Importance
Gold Primary
Silver Secondary

Comments on the commodity information

  • ANALYTICAL DATA FROM REF. 1, TABLE 17, SAMPLES 4K056-57

Materials information

Materials Type of material
Quartz Gangue

Analytical data

Result 11.0 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE: 0.3 PPM AU, 0.7 PPM AG. 8.0 FT. CHANNEL SAMPLE IN OPEN CUT: 1 PPM AU

Host and associated rocks

  • Host or associated Host
    Rock type Metamorphic Rock > Schist
    Stratigraphic age (youngest) Late Cretaceous

Nearby scientific data

(1) -133.30276, 57.59058

Geologic structures

Type of structure Local
Structure description Foliation Of Schist Strikes N 15 Degrees W, N 55 Degrees W, Dips 70 Degrees Sw, 50 Degrees Ne

Ore body information

  • General form POD
    Strike N 15 DEGREES W, N 55 DEGREES W
    Dip 70 DEGREES SW, 50 DEGREES NE

Economic information

Economic information about the deposit and operations

Development status Occurrence
Commodity type Metallic
Deposit size Small
Significant No

Mining district

District name Petersburg

Land status

Ownership category National Forest

Comments on the workings information

  • 25 FT. ADIT, 10 FT. ADIT, 15 FT. BY 15 FT. OPEN CUT, 3,000 FT. TRAM FROM MINE TO STAMP MILL ON S SIDE OF SPRUCE CREEK.

Comments on development

  • TRAM AND MILL BUILT IN 1900, TUNNELING IN 1903 BY YELLOW JACKET MINING CO.. NO RECORD OF ANY PRODUCTION. ABANDONED 1904.

Reference information

Links to other databases

Agency Database name Acronym Record ID Notes
USGS Mineral Resources Data System MRDS A013350

Bibliographic references

  • Deposit

    USGS B 1525, P. 127, 131, FIGS. 26, 31, 41, TABLES 14, 17, PLATES 1, 3, (1984)

  • Deposit

    USBM OFR 91-86 P. 17, 24, 29 (1986)

  • Other Database

    BAG-B-1525-FIGS-26-31-41

General comments

Subject category Comment text
Deposit PHYLLITE SCHIST WITH QUARTZ PODS, SEAMS, VEINS PARALLEL TO FOLIATION.
Deposit PRESENCE OF TRAM AND MILL INDICATES SOME PRODUCTION WAS LIKELY, BUT THERE IS NO RECORD OF ANY. ; INFO.SRC : 1 PUB LIT

Reporter information

Type Date Name Affiliation Comment
Reporter 01-JUN-1987 Niles, L.P. (Huber, D.F.) U.S. Geological Survey